Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Mar 2013 17:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Yesterday, during the most insane launch event in the history of technology, Samsung unveiled its next big flagship, the Galaxy S4. I really couldn't care less about this new phone - another plastic phone that looks exactly like its predecessor - but the flurry of interviews with Samsung executives that followed is far more interesting. With them, Samsung has repositioned Tizen - and if you connect the dots, something interesting is starting to appear.
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MS & IBM again
by digitallysane on Fri 15th Mar 2013 18:22 UTC
digitallysane
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2011-12-19

It looks like the situation in the late 80-ies when MS grew in partnership with IBM and they increasingly realised their interests are in going alone with their Windows instead of together with IBM and OS/2.

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RE: MS & IBM again
by Laurence on Sat 16th Mar 2013 17:35 in reply to "MS & IBM again"
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2007-03-26

I'm not really sure that comparison works well because in this instance IBM should be Samsung (hardware) and Microsoft should be Google (software that's designed to run on a multitude of hardware).

Let's also not forget that Samsung were a large company even before their recent rise of popularity in the smart phone market.

What will be interesting is if Samsung switching away from Android has any effect on their Galaxy Sn sales. Or if history does indeed repeat itself and users switch platforms against to a (potentially) cheaper handset that does run "the ubiquitous" mobile OS; Android. I guess that depends on just how well Tizen runs Android applications and how smooth the transition will be.

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